20th March 2013

a work party clearing a bridleway at Helton in the east of the Lake District National Park


a warning that we are working on this bridleway


looking east to the section which was cleared on the last work party - the aim is to get our bit just as good


looking to the uncleared section with the fire barely getting going


the bridleway westwards completely blocked with brash - fortunately there are no horses or walkers trying to get through


another shot westwards with our warning sign


the fire is getting good now ..


.. and being fed by Phil and Brian


Scott felling another tree with the chainsaw


zooming in on Knipescar over the smoke from our fire


bridge over the River Lowther from the foot of the bridleway


the path back up from my diversion to the river


back at the fire now in full blaze


Brian loads raked up brash from the bridleway onto the fire


looking back down the well cleared bridleway


a shot down the cleared bridleway from the fire


today's volunteer group